31 Powerful Badass Tattoos

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Tattoo artists often draw on wild themes to give their creative side a free ride. You see badass tattoos covering themes ranging from love, memories and mortality, to colors, sensuousness and freedom. Many people with an adventurous sense of style, get inked with unusual tattoo designs. The artist’s imagination often gives a new twist to established symbols. Take the infinity symbol, for example. In combination with an anchor and text saying, ‘I refuse to sink’, it becomes a unique statement of a strong spirit.

A bright pink and black tattoo showing skulls, hearts and stars, frames love in a new fashion. A smiling corpse couple makes for an unusual tattoo to celebrate a wedding. An artistic memorial tattoo clubs butterfly wings with large eyes, suggesting a human face. Playful curves and long flowy lines, create a stylized figure tattoo with a tribal design inspiration. Fantasy elements often lead to kickass tattoos with a special flavor. A full back tattoo shows an ocean maiden. You see mussels, jellyfish and starfish decking up her huge bun, giving the design a marine touch. In an arm tattoo design, colorful fantasy creatures contrast with smoky gray patterns. Check out these unusual tattoo designs.

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Badass Textural Tattoos

The monochromatic gray patterns create a smoky effect. Three lilies and a butterfly brighten the design.

Badass Textural Tattoos

Badass Textural Tattoos

Sexy Badass Style

The sexy lady stands in front of a cross, in the forearm design. The lower arm has flowers with colorful shades.

Sexy Badass Style

Sexy Badass Style

Badass Lantern Flames

A large lit lantern decorates the upper arm. Flames and flowers surround the colorful design.

Badass Lantern Flames

Badass Lantern Flames

Badass Wing

The long wing extends downward, along the back. A bird with the text ‘Love’ flies near the top of the wing. An old trunk is inked on the lower back.

Badass Wing

Badass Wing

Badass Flowers Sensuous Tat

The floral theme shoulder tattoo extends towards the chest. The branch with flowers looks colorful.

Badass Flowers Sensuous Tat

Badass Flowers Sensuous Tat

Badass Tribal Design Figure

Long flowy lines with wide arcs create a stylized figure on the forearm. A tribal design tattoo with a modern look.

Badass Tribal Design Figure

Badass Tribal Design Figure

Badass Comic Inspiration

Characters from the colorful world of cartoons cover the lower leg. The shouting sun looks happy.

Badass Comic Inspiration

Badass Comic Inspiration

Badass Flower Patterns

The floral diagonal design gives a sensuous look to the hand. The flowery branch extends towards the little finger.

Badass Flower Patterns

Badass Flower Patterns

Badass Angel

The angel with her wings stretched across the back, looks sexy. The wings have intricate details.

Badass Angel

Badass Angel

Badass Couple

The corpse couple looks cute on the upper back. A bouquet with spreading leaves, frames the happy couple.

Badass Couple

Badass Couple

Badass Love Tattoo

The double lined butterflies look neatly symmetrical in this love tattoo. The pink motifs surrounding the skulls are quirky and romantic.

Badass Love Tattoo

Badass Love Tattoo

Badass Contrast Idea

One arm is covered with intricate and colorful patterns. The other arm has deeply shaded monochromatic designs.

Badass Contrast Idea

Badass Contrast Idea

Badass Ocean Inspiration

The hair of the maiden is decked with sea creatures, and she wears a gown of octopus tentacles.

Badass Ocean Inspiration

Badass Ocean Inspiration

Badass Tiger

The powerful lines with shaded inkwork showcase a snarling tiger. The design is rich and symmetrical.

Badass Tiger

Badass Tiger

Badass Colorful Ship Theme

The quarter sleeve tattoo shows a graceful ship. Bright colors decorate the tattoo.

Badass Colorful Ship Theme

Badass Colorful Ship Theme

Badass Flora

The sensuous design spreads from the lower back to the rib. A colorful tattoo with large flowers.

Badass Flora

Badass Flora

Badass Tattoo Heart

The text banner ‘Mother’ spreads across the heart design. Roses frame the pretty forearm design.

Badass Tattoo Heart

Badass Tattoo Heart

Badass Butterfly Design

The flowy curves create a dynamic butterfly design on the upper back. The blank central space leaves the spine free.

Badass Butterfly Design

Badass Butterfly Design

Badass Memoriam Theme

The large eyes suggest a human face, in this butterfly tattoo. The meaningful text celebrates the memory of a dear departed one.

Badass Memoriam Theme

Badass Memoriam Theme

Badass In Circles

The large circle holds concentric circles and patterns with arcs. A stylish play of geometry.

Badass In Circles

Badass In Circles

13 Badass Music Design

The two guitars crossing each other have the number ’13’ at the center. Dices, stars and skulls with bat wings add a magical touch.

13 Badass Music Design

13 Badass Music Design

Badass Colorful Designs For Women

A boy sits on the curvy branch of a tree, in this colorfully shaded arm tattoo design.

Badass Colorful Designs For Women

Badass Colorful Designs For Women

Badass Tattoo Motifs

The red and black motifs include lotuses, five point stars and stems with skull fruits.

Badass Tattoo Motifs

Badass Tattoo Motifs

Badass Unique Rider

The unicyclist wears an old style costume and wig, in this vertical design tattoo. The dainty umbrella, skull mask, and robotic hands add an edgy touch.

Badass Unique Rider

Badass Unique Rider

Badass Freedom Song

The bird sings a song of freedom in this forearm tattoo. The bird is perched on a pretty flowering branch.

Badass Freedom Song

Badass Freedom Song

Calligraphy Badass Design

The letters of this arm tattoo are inked in a calligraphic style. The text tattoo carries a deep spiritual message.

Calligraphy Badass Design

Calligraphy Badass Design

Violet Flower Badass Design

The five petal violet flower makes for a pretty upper back tattoo. Swirls and stars frame the flower.

Violet Flower Badass Design

Violet Flower Badass Design

Upper Back Badass Message

The two lines text tattoo is neatly inked on the upper back. Swirly patterns frame the text on either side.

Upper Back Badass Message

Upper Back Badass Message

Man’s Badass Colorful Tattoos

Soft smoky swirls look sensuous in the arm and chest tattoos. Fantasy creatures add a colorful touch.

Man's Badass Colorful Tattoos

Man’s Badass Colorful Tattoos

Never Give Up That Badass Spirit

This infinity symbol is clubbed with an anchor, symbolizing stability. The text ‘I refuse to sink’, adds meaning to the inspiring design.

Never Give Up That Badass Spirit

Never Give Up That Badass Spirit

Badass Guarantee

The hooded skeleton holds a clock in one hand. This figure is suggestive of the Reaper, the medieval symbol of death.

Badass Guarantee

Badass Guarantee

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